Meet Shelley - Franklin Studios AZ
Wanderlust Photography Scottsdale, Arizona.
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How it all Started

Born and raised in rural Iowa, I grew up finding creative ways to entertain myself, and had an imagination that ran wild. My family moved to Phoenix, Arizona during my high school years, and my first experience behind a camera took place there.  Fast forward many years, my love of photography continued to grow with the availability of DSLR cameras.

Now living in Scottsdale, Arizona, there is always something fabulous to photograph. From our gorgeous scenery to the beautiful people, I feel truly blessed to be surrounded by such magnificence.

 

I am so fortunate to be able to peruse my passion!  My 800 square foot studio in North Scottsdale has been a dream of mine for many years.  To finally see that dream realized and to be shooting in my own space is the most thrilling thing I could ever have hoped for.

To be given the opportunity to create memories for others is a such a privilege.  It makes me feel incredibly proud to realize these portraits preserve my clients memories and will be cherished for generations to come.

My Family is my World

I have an amazing husband, Chuck. I often wonder how we can be complete opposites, and still so much the same.

 

I also have 4 children, Allen, Kyle and Drake, and an adorable 6 year old daughter, Jolie.

Creativity is my Passion

My creative side strives to bridge the gap between past and the present; documenting people in insightful, wonder-filled images that are simultaneously thought provoking and cause you to feel emotion.

 

I am inspired by painters, writers, designers and “creators”.  I am in awe of people with the talent and skills to bring their vision to life.

Lover of all Things Vintage and Vibrant

I have always loved the look and feel of all things vintage.  I am a collector of nostalgia.  Antiques tell stories that resonate strongly with me, and I feel these stories deserve to be remembered and told.

Keeping it Real

I am most comfortable in jeans or yoga pants, but I may be the most glamour loving tomboy you will ever meet!  Converse are my go-to for footwear but if we are shooting in my studio, or if there is a beautiful patch of grass I might just freestyle it barefoot.

 

One of my favorite pastimes is hot yoga.  I am always up to try something new to keep my workouts exciting.  Kickboxing, Boxing, Body Pump,  Mixed Martial  Arts, Crossfit, I have tried almost everything.  I love to change it up a lot, and I’m not afraid to laugh at myself while doing it!